Awareness of post-exposure HIV prophylaxis in high-risk men who have sex with men in New York City.


OBJECTIVES:To understand the factors associated with knowledge of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), bathhouse patrons in New York City (NYC) were surveyed. METHODS:554 men who have sex with men (MSM) at two NYC bathhouses were given a standardised survey focused on nPEP and PrEP at the time of HIV testing. RESULTS:In the previous 90 days, 63% of respondents reported unprotected sex with a male partner and 7% reported any sex with a known HIV-positive male partner. Less than half reported having a primary provider (primary care practitioner) who was aware of their MSM behaviour. 201 men (36%) were aware of nPEP or PrEP. In univariate analyses, race/ethnicity, previous HIV testing, gay self-identification, higher education level, having a primary provider aware of MSM behaviour, reported interaction with the healthcare system, use of the internet for meeting sex partners, reporting unprotected sex in the previous 90 days, reporting any sex with an HIV-positive male partner in the previous 90 days and having a higher number of sex partners were each significantly associated with being aware of nPEP or PrEP. In multivariate analysis, having a higher number of sex partners was significantly associated (OR 5.10, p=0.02) with post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)/PrEP knowledge and disclosure to a primary care provider was also associated, although less robustly (OR 2.10, p=0.06). CONCLUSIONS:Knowledge of nPEP or PrEP among sexually active MSM in NYC is low and is associated with having a primary provider aware of their patient's same-sex behaviours. These findings show the need for improving education about nPEP among high-risk MSM in NYC and the role of providers in these efforts.


Sex Transm Infect


Mehta SA,Silvera R,Bernstein K,Holzman RS,Aberg JA,Daskalakis DC




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2011-06-01 00:00:00














  • What is the excess risk of infertility in women after genital chlamydia infection? A systematic review of the evidence.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To summarise evidence on the attributable risk of infertility after chlamydial infection in women. METHODS:Twelve databases were searched, limited to peer-reviewed literature published from January 1970 to September 2007. Conference abstracts and reference lists from reviews published since 2000 and from key...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Wallace LA,Scoular A,Hart G,Reid M,Wilson P,Goldberg DJ

    更新日期:2008-06-01 00:00:00

  • European course on HPV associated pathology: guidelines for primary care physicians for the diagnosis and management of anogenital warts.

    abstract::The European Course on HPV Associated Pathology (ECHPV) was founded in 1990 by a group of clinicians, pathologists, and virologists to teach important principles for the practice and management of human papillomavirus (HPV) disease to gynaecologists, dermatologists, and other medical disciplines. These guidelines are ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 指南,杂志文章,实务指引


    authors: von Krogh G,Lacey CJ,Gross G,Barrasso R,Schneider A

    更新日期:2000-06-01 00:00:00

  • The changing epidemiology of prevalent diagnosed HIV infections in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, 1997 to 2003.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To present the current epidemiology of prevalent diagnosed HIV infections in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland (E, W, & NI) and describe trends over time. METHODS:Descriptive analyses of the annual national Survey of Prevalent HIV Infections Diagnosed (SOPHID) for the period 1997 to 2003. RESULTS:In 200...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rice BD,Payne LJ,Sinka K,Patel B,Evans BG,Delpech V

    更新日期:2005-06-01 00:00:00

  • Reinfection by untreated partners of people treated for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae: mathematical modelling study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Reinfection after treatment for Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae reduces the effect of control interventions. We explored the impact of delays in treatment of current partners on the expected probability of reinfection of index cases using a mathematical model. METHODS:We used previously repor...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Low N,Heijne JC,Herzog SA,Althaus CL

    更新日期:2014-05-01 00:00:00

  • Mycoplasma genitalium is not associated with adverse outcomes of pregnancy in Guinea-Bissau.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the impact of Mycoplasma genitalium on the outcome of pregnancy. METHODS:Cervical samples from women who had previously participated in a case-control study (designed to assess the impact of syphilis and HIV-2 on the outcome of pregnancy in Guinea-Bissau) were processed using a PCR assay to detec...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Labbé AC,Frost E,Deslandes S,Mendonça AP,Alves AC,Pépin J

    更新日期:2002-08-01 00:00:00

  • Defining genital tract cytokine signatures of sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis in women at high risk of HIV infection: a cross-sectional study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Sexually transmitted infections (STI) and bacterial vaginosis (BV) cause female genital tract inflammation. This inflammation, which is often present in the absence of symptoms, is associated with increased susceptibility to HIV infection. We aimed to evaluate genital cytokine profiles and the degree of infl...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Masson L,Mlisana K,Little F,Werner L,Mkhize NN,Ronacher K,Gamieldien H,Williamson C,Mckinnon LR,Walzl G,Abdool Karim Q,Abdool Karim SS,Passmore JA

    更新日期:2014-12-01 00:00:00

  • Risk attitudes, risky sexual behaviours and willingness to test negative for syphilis using lottery-based financial incentives among Chinese men who have sex with men.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Individuals with risk-loving attitudes may be more likely to participate in high-risk sex and gambling. We investigated whether a lottery-based financial incentive to have a negative syphilis test may attract Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) who practised risky sexual behaviours. METHODS:In July 2018...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ong JJ,Li CC,Fu H,Nie J,Tang W,Chang W,Smith MK,Marks M,Yang B,Wang C,Tucker J

    更新日期:2020-08-01 00:00:00

  • First case of "bubonulus" in L2 lymphogranuloma venerum.

    abstract::Since 2003, an ongoing lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) proctitis outbreak has been reported in industrialised countries with a new variant designated L2b. Only men who have sex with men (MSM) are affected and most are HIV co-infected; delayed or incorrect diagnoses are frequent. We report a rare clinical case of LGV pr...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Spenatto N,Boulinguez S,de Barbeyrac B,Viraben R

    更新日期:2007-07-01 00:00:00

  • Sorting out the new HSV type specific antibody tests.

    abstract::This review will delineate performance characteristics and limitations, as far as they are known, of the new glycoprotein G based, type specific HSV serologies. Several of these tests have been FDA approved in the United States for use in adults. With the departure of Gull/Meridian from the HSV serology market, it is ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Ashley RL

    更新日期:2001-08-01 00:00:00

  • A survey of the use of text messaging for communication with partners in the process of provider-led partner notification.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Partner notification (PN) is important for sexually transmitted infection (STI) control. With developments in technology, such as text messaging, contacting partners is now easier. This study investigates the frequency and acceptability of text messaging in UK sexual health clinics for STI provider-led PN. ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gilbart VL,Town K,Lowndes CM

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

  • Sexually transmitted infections among HIV seropositive men and women.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To determine the prevalence of identified STIs and recognised symptoms of STIs and their association with health status, substance use, and sexual risk behaviour in a sample of HIV seropositive men and women. METHODS:223 men, 112 women, and five transsexual people living with HIV infection completed confide...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kalichman SC,Rompa D,Cage M

    更新日期:2000-10-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence and associations of recent physical intimate partner violence among women attending an Australian sexual health clinic.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The Sydney Sexual Health Centre in Australia uses a proforma tool to screen all new female clients for recent physical intimate partner violence (IPV). This study describes the prevalence and associations of recent physical IPV among women attending a sexual health clinic. METHOD:The clinic database was use...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lockart I,Ryder N,McNulty AM

    更新日期:2011-03-01 00:00:00

  • A new infectious disease model for estimating and projecting HIV/AIDS epidemics.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:As the global HIV pandemic enters its fourth decade, countries have collected longer time series of surveillance data, and the AIDS-specific mortality has been substantially reduced by the increasing availability of antiretroviral treatment. A refined model with a greater flexibility to fit longer time serie...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bao L

    更新日期:2012-12-01 00:00:00

  • Levels of anxiety and distress following receipt of positive screening tests in Australia's HPV-based cervical screening programme: a cross-sectional survey.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:From December 2017, the Australian National Cervical Screening Program commenced 5 yearly primary human papillomavirus (HPV) screening; one of the first high-income countries to implement primary HPV screening. This study aimed to examine the psychosocial impact of self-reporting testing HPV positive in a sam...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dodd RH,Mac O,Brotherton JML,Cvejic E,McCaffery KJ

    更新日期:2020-05-01 00:00:00

  • Non-response bias in estimates of HIV prevalence due to the mobility of absentees in national population-based surveys: a study of nine national surveys.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To measure the bias in national estimates of HIV prevalence in population-based surveys caused by mobility and refusal to test. METHODS:Data from nine demographic and health surveys and AIDS indicator surveys were used. Non-responders were divided into three groups: (i) "refusals" who were interviewed but n...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Marston M,Harriss K,Slaymaker E

    更新日期:2008-08-01 00:00:00

  • Oral examination: a screening tool for HIV infection?

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To estimate the predictive values for HIV infection of diagnosis of oral manifestations of the infection. METHOD:Prevalence of oral manifestations was compared in cross sectional blinded clinical examinations of homosexual men attending a genitourinary medicine clinic. Data were extrapolated to populations i...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Robinson PG,Challacombe SJ,Sheiham A

    更新日期:1998-10-01 00:00:00

  • Men who have sex with men in Great Britain: comparison of a self-selected internet sample with a national probability sample.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To compare the characteristics of a self-selected, convenience sample of men who have sex with men (MSM) recruited through the internet with MSM drawn from a national probability survey in Great Britain. METHODS:The internet sample (n = 2065) was recruited through two popular websites for homosexual men in ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Evans AR,Wiggins RD,Mercer CH,Bolding GJ,Elford J

    更新日期:2007-06-01 00:00:00

  • The clinical and cost-effectiveness of brief advice for excessive alcohol consumption among people attending sexual health clinics: a randomised controlled trial.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To examine the clinical and cost-effectiveness of brief advice for excessive alcohol consumption among people who attend sexual health clinics. METHODS:Two-arm, parallel group, assessor blind, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial. 802 people aged 19 years or over who attended one of three sexual health cl...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Crawford MJ,Sanatinia R,Barrett B,Byford S,Dean M,Green J,Jones R,Leurent B,Sweeting MJ,Touquet R,Greene L,Tyrer P,Ward H,Lingford-Hughes A

    更新日期:2015-02-01 00:00:00

  • Sociodemographic and behavioural factors associated with testing for HIV and STIs in a US nationwide sample of transgender men who have sex with men.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Transgender men who have sex with men (TMSM) represent an understudied population in relation to screening for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We examined HIV and STI testing prevalence among TMSM along with the factors associated with testing in a diverse US nationwide sample of TMSM. METHO...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Antebi-Gruszka N,Talan AJ,Reisner SL,Rendina HJ

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Predictors of provider recommendation for HPV vaccine among young adult men and women: findings from a cross-sectional survey.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Although physician recommendation is one of the strongest predictors of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, it is unclear for whom physicians are recommending the vaccine. To help guide intervention efforts, this study investigated predictors of participant-reported physician recommendation for HPV vacci...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gerend MA,Shepherd MA,Lustria ML,Shepherd JE

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • Assessing reported condom use among female sex workers in southern India through examination of condom availability.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:A key indicator of success of HIV prevention programmes is the number of female sex worker (FSW) sex acts protected by condoms. This measure usually relies on FSW reports, which may be biased. We examined condom availability data in five Karnataka districts to estimate the proportion of FSW sex acts potentia...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bradley J,Moses S,Blanchard JF,Rajaram S,Ramesh BM,Verma S,Alary M

    更新日期:2010-02-01 00:00:00

  • Risky business: health and safety in the sex industry over a 9 year period.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To assess whether a previously established low sexually transmitted infection/HIV risk in prostitutes in London has been sustained, and to measure other occupational risks, including mortality. DESIGN:9 year prospective study in west London. SUBJECTS:402 prostitutes recruited from 1985 to 1991, 320 were fo...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ward H,Day S,Weber J

    更新日期:1999-10-01 00:00:00

  • HSV-2 incidence by sex over four age periods to age 38 in a birth cohort.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To examine herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) incidence over four periods to age 38 in a birth cohort, and to compare risks for men and women, taking into account sexual behaviour. METHODS:At ages 21, 26, 32 and 38, participants in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study were invited to ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dickson N,Righarts A,van Roode T,Paul C,Taylor J,Cunningham AL

    更新日期:2014-05-01 00:00:00

  • A fruitful alliance: the synergy between Atopobium vaginae and Gardnerella vaginalis in bacterial vaginosis-associated biofilm.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is characterised by a change in the microbial composition of the vagina. The BV-associated organisms outnumber the health-associated Lactobacillus species and form a polymicrobial biofilm on the vaginal epithelium, possibly explaining the difficulties with antibiotic treatment. A bet...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hardy L,Jespers V,Abdellati S,De Baetselier I,Mwambarangwe L,Musengamana V,van de Wijgert J,Vaneechoutte M,Crucitti T

    更新日期:2016-11-01 00:00:00

  • The potential role of serology in diagnosing chronic lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV): a case of LGV mimicking Crohn's disease.

    abstract::We present the case of a 26 year old HIV positive homosexual man who was managed for suspected Crohn's disease for over 1 year before lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) was clinically diagnosed. He had presented with constipation, secondary to acute haemorrhagic proctitis, and subsequently had two chlamydia negative recta...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Forrester B,Pawade J,Horner P

    更新日期:2006-04-01 00:00:00

  • Do young women engage in greater sexual risk behaviour with biological fathers of their children?

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Qualitative research suggests that young women's relationships with the biological fathers of their children (BFRs), known colloquially as 'baby daddy' relationships, enable risk for pregnancy and STI/HIV. Our study compared partner characteristics and sexual risk within dyads based on BFR, among a sample of...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Decker MR,Chung SE,Ellen JM,Sherman SG

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium: age-specific prevalence and disease burden in men attending a sexually transmitted infections clinic in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Men are not routinely tested for Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) in the Netherlands and, therefore, very few studies have looked into their prevalence and/or role in urogenital complaints in the Dutch male population. OBJECTIVE:To describe the age-specific prevalence and disease bu...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: van der Veer C,van Rooijen MS,Himschoot M,de Vries HJ,Bruisten SM

    更新日期:2016-02-01 00:00:00

  • Use of gay app and the associated HIV/syphilis risk among non-commercial men who have sex with men in Shenzhen, China: a serial cross-sectional study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Geosocial networking application specific to men who have sex with men (MSM) (gay app) has revolutionised the social networking of MSM globally, much concern was raised over its linkage to HIV/syphilis risk. This study sought to examine the association between use of gay app and sexual behaviours and HIV/syp...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wei L,Chen L,Zhang H,Yang Z,Zou H,Yuan T,Xiao Y,Liu S,Tan W,Xie W,Liu L,Cheng J,Zhao J

    更新日期:2019-11-01 00:00:00

  • The role of core groups in the emergence and dissemination of antimicrobial-resistant N gonorrhoeae.

    abstract::Core groups contain individuals who are regularly infected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and are able to transmit their infection to a large number of sexual partners. Classical core groups, such as sex workers and their male partners, or men who have sex with men (MSM), have contributed to the emergence and spread of an...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Lewis DA

    更新日期:2013-12-01 00:00:00

  • Health economic methodology illustrated with recent work on Chlamydia screening: the concept of extended dominance.

    abstract::The health economic concepts of dominance were reviewed on the basis of two recently published cost-effectiveness analyses on screening for asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis, one in this journal. On the basis of dominance, some strategies may be deleted from the set options from which to choose. The two investigated ...

    journal_title:Sexually transmitted infections

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Postma MJ,de Vries R,Welte R,Edmunds WJ

    更新日期:2008-04-01 00:00:00